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Today’s ‘finding a voice features readings or discussions from a recent open mic and two book launch events

Brodcasted on Friday, February 21, 4-6pm ET on CFRC 101.9fm’s ‘finding a voice’ – In the first hour, from a January 30th book launch event at Novel Idea Bookstore, you’ll hear M. Max Hamon with his new book “The Audacity of his Enterprise: Luis Riel and the Metis Nation That Canada Never Was, 1840-1875”. Following that from the February 4th ‘and the journey continues’ open mic reading in that monthly series, you’ll hear readings by Matt Drabenstott, Michael Casteels, Bob MacKenzie, Meg Freer, Lyle Merriam, Jhordan Layne, Tia Lunn, and Sasha Hill. In the second hour, from a February 13th Kingston book launch and reading event at Novel Idea Bookstore, you’ll hear Ray Robertson reading from and discussing his new book, “How to Die: A Book About Being Alive”.  

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This week’s show features a university reading and discussion, and 7 readings from a local open mic

Broadcasted on Friday, February 14, 4-6pm ET on CFRC 101.9fm’s ‘finding a voice’ In the first hour, from the February 4th ‘and the journey continues’ open mic reading in that monthly series, you’ll hear readings by Ron Chase, Sarah Emtage, Allan Watt, and Gretchen Huntley. Following that, from the February 5th Creative Writing at Queen’s Reading and Conversation series, you’ll hear Lesley Belleau’s reading. In the second hour, from the Queen’s Creative Writing event, you’ll hear Lesley Belleau in conversation about her work and writing practices. Following that, from again the February 4th open mic, you’ll hear readings by Carma Niceforo, Anne Graham, and Allison Chisholm. 

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Recent readings from a local open mic and a telephone interview and reading

Broadcasted on Friday, January 31, 4-6pm ET on CFRC 101.9fm’s ‘finding a voice’ – In the first hour, from the January 7th ‘and the journey continues’ open mic reading in that monthly series, you’ll hear the full of the third round with readings by Sarah Emtage, Meg Freer, Bob MacKenzie, Michael Casteels, Dale Tracy, Alison Wong, Ken Chin, Leyla Pavao Chisamore, Ragini Singh, Cory Tokay, Eric Folsom, Jordan Layne, and me. In the second hour, you’ll hear a recent interview I conducted with author Charlene Jones, followed by her reading from her latest book – a memoir called “My Impossible Life” that was just released in November.

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Recent readings from a monthly open mic

Broadcasted on Friday, January 24, 4-6pm ET on CFRC 101.9fm’s ‘finding a voice’ – In the first hour, from the first round of the January 7th ‘and the journey continues’ open mic reading in that monthly series, you’ll hear the full of the first round with readings by Ron Chase, Tia Lunn, Nuard Tadevosyan, Lee-Ann Taras, Sasha Hill, Sarah Emtage, Meg Freer, Bob MacKenzie, Michael Casteels, Carma Niceforo, Dale Tracy, Alison Wong, Ken Chin, Quentin Kerr, Leyla Pavao Chisamore, Ragini Singh, Cory Tokay, Eric Folsom, Jordan Layne, and me. In the second hour, from again the January 7th ‘and the journey continues’ open mic reading, you’ll hear the full of the second round, with readings by essentially all the same poets listed in the first hour.

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This show offers a mix of more traditional poetry, spoken word, dub poetry, and storytelling

Broadcasted on Friday, January 17, 4-6pm ET on CFRC 101.9fm’s ‘finding a voice’ – In the first hour, you’ll hear an eclectic mix of recordings: US poet William Stafford, Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, and Ontario dub poet Chet Singh. In the second hour, you’ll hear poetry by Canadian poet Norman Cristofoli, followed by triphop spoken word with the Austrian based group Sofa Surfers, and then a collaborative performance by US storyteller Utah Phillips and musician Ani DiFranco.

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Interpretations or inspirations of Al Purdy’s poetry by multiple artists from ‘The Al Purdy Songbook’

Broadcasted on Friday, January 10, 4-6pm ET on CFRC 101.9fm’s ‘finding a voice’ – Over the course of both hours, I’ll share all the recordings from the 2018 “The Al Purdy Songbook” cd. From it you’ll hear musical or verbal interpretations or inspirations of Purdy’s work by Bruce Cockburn, Doug Paisley, Sarah Harmer, Gord Downie, Jason Collett, singer/songwriting duo Snowblink (Daniela Geshundheit & Dan Goldman), Greg Keelor, Margaret Atwood, Dave Bidini with Bidiniband and the Billie Hollies, Felicity Williams, Leonard Cohen, and Casey Johnson.

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Readings from a local open mic, and a few cuts off ‘The Al Purdy Songbook

Broadcasted on Friday, January 3, 4-6pm ET on CFRC 101.9fm’s ‘finding a voice’ – In the first hour, from the second and third rounds of the December 3rd ‘and the journey continues’ open mic reading in that monthly series you’ll hear readings by Vanessa Mayville, Lee-Ann Taras, Leyla Chisamore, Nuard Tadevosyan, Tia Lunn, Brent Raycroft, Ragini Singh, Bob MacKenzie, Lyle Merriam, Quentin Kerr, Alison Wong, Cory Tokay, Eric Folsom, Jordan Layne, Judith Popiel, and Arlene Bautista. In the second hour, from again the December ‘and the journey continues’ open mic reading, and in its conclusion you’ll hear readings by again Brent Raycroft, Bob MacKenzie, Lyle Merriam, Alison Wong, Eric Folsom, Jordan Layne, Judith Popiel, and me. Following that and from the 2018 “The Al Purdy Songbook”, you’ll hear a few selected interpretations or inspirations of Purdy’s work by Bruce Cockburn, Gord Downie, Sarah Harmer, Leonard Cohen, and singer/songwriting duo Snowblink.

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The show will air a seasonal Dylan Thomas poem, a book launch reading event, and readings from a local open mic

Broadcasted on Friday, December 20, 4-6pm ET on CFRC 101.9fm’s ‘finding a voice’ – In the first hour, you’ll hear a recording of Dylan Thomas reading his long poem, ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’. Following that, from a November 26th launch and reading event at The Grad Club, you’ll hear readings by Meg Freer, and Gary Rasberry. In the second hour, from again the November 26th book launch event at The Grad Club, you’ll hear Allan Briesmaster reading from and launching his new collection of poetry, “The Long Bond: Selected and New Poems”. Following that, from the November 5th reading in the ‘and the journey continues’ open mic monthly series, you’ll hear readings by Bob MacKenzie, Meg Freer, Ken Chin, Lyle Meriam, Cory Tokay, Chris Kearney, John Rose, Sarah Emtage, Eric Folsom, Raven Adamson, Edie Reaney, and me.

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Readings from a recent book launch and open mic

Broadcasted on Friday, December 13, 4-6pm ET on CFRC 101.9fm’s ‘finding a voice’ – In the first hour, from a November 7th event at Novel Idea Bookstore, you’ll hear Mark Zuehlke launch his latest book in a series, “River Battles: Canada’s Final Campaign in WWII Italy”. Following that, from the November 5th ‘and the journey continues’ open mic monthly series, you’ll hear readings by Ron Chase, Lee-Ann Taras, Anne Graham, and Gwen Whitford. In the second hour, from again the November 5th ‘and the journey continues’ open mic, you’ll hear readings by Jennie Marshall, Time Victim, Sasha Hill, Bob MacKenzie, Meg Freer, Matt Drabenstott, Ken Chin, Lyle Meriam, Cory Tokay, Chris Kearney, John Rose, Sarah Emtage, Eric Folsom, Ron Chase, Anne Graham, Gwen Whitford, and me.

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